Stilbaai Funduro

The 5th Stilbaai Funduro takes place on Saturday, 11 November 2023!

This track is only open and available to ride at the Stilbaai Funduro as it is on private farms. NO riding on the route before or after the event is allowed.

  • Loop: 60km
  • Track opens at 09:30
  • Venue: From the N2, turn on to the R305 to Stilbaai. After 12km, turn left at the Droëvlakte Padstal on the Hector’s Kraal Road. Drive 4.5km and find the venue on the left. (Same venue than 2022).
  • Entry Fee: R350
  • Registration & Entry: YOU CAN NOW ONLY ENTER AT THE EVENT (Online Entries CLOSED)
    • Friday afternoon from 13:00 at The Stables Restaurant / Bar (just off the R305 just before the entrance to Stilbaai)
    • Saturday morning from 7:00 at the event.
  • Motorcycles only!
  • Medals for all finishers.
  • Lucky Draw Prizes
  • Accommodation: Contact Stilbaai Tourism – stilbaaiinfo@easycoms.co.za / (028) 754-2602

More information about the route to follow.

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Contact us:
Regarding the route: Hendrik – 083 3330838 or Adolf – 082 337 6286
AdminIstration and Entry: Elza – 082 458 8517

THE ROUTE:
The venue for the 2023 Stilbaai Funduro will again be on Tant Sannie’s Farm (the same venue than 2022) where we will again have a roof over our heads should the weather not play along.
This venue (35˚ 15’36”S, 21˚ 26’01”E) is situated 4.5km on the Hectorskraal Road (from the N2, turn on the R305 towards Stilbaai; then turn left at the Droëvlakte Padstal on the Hectorskraal Road). The pits as well as the Start/Finish and the food will be situated here. The pits will be open from the Friday afternoon prior to the event.
The Route:
The route is mostly the same than last year and again includes various sections that are more technical. This year, riders can choose the ‘Green Route’ at the technical obstacles. There loop will be about 60km in distance and will also include jeep tracks.
Overview: We start off with some hard pack jeep track changing to lose, sandy soil to give riders the opportunity to pass each other before the start of the technical sections. At about the 3km mark you will start climbing onto a small mountain via a twisty hard pack jeep track for about 6km before you enter the single track section comprising of some rocky up and downhills for approx. 2km.
This is an easy to moderate section and takes you to the highest part of the route from where you can see both Stilbaai and Albertinia. This is followed by a flat sandy jeep track section of approx. 8km before you climb and drop into the ‘Sandpit’ where we’ve created some twisty sections through and over the pine trees and logs.
After working in the sand you get to rest a bit on a hard pack jeep track before you get to one of the steepest climbs on the route – this climb’s difficulty is easy to moderate, but early commitment is needed. Hereafter you get some twisty sandy and hardpack jeep track before you cross the Hectorskraal gravel road at approx. the 30km mark. This is also at the halfway mark and quite close to the pits (±1km) and we’ll have a fuel stop available at this point. If you would like to make use of the fuel stop, please bring your extra fuel which will be sent to this point.
The second part of the route is much more challenging and technical and this is where things really get ‘interesting’. You start off by climbing and then descending the mountain using a 3.8km single track route before changing into a sandy jeep track that takes you right around a second mountain. On this part of the loop you’ll get some thick sand and lekker hard-pack jeep track sections to make you work and give you an opportunity to rest a bit.
At around the 40km mark you’ll enter the second single track mountain section where you’ll encounter the longest steepest climb on the route. This part has great traction, but will need some momentum. This is followed by some twisty jeep track sections with various easy climbs to the 55km mark easing into a single track section with moderate climbs and descends. We’ll give you some time to ‘rest’ a bit before you work a little towards the end.
This is a great route that will satisfy riders across all skill levels. Riders with intermediate skill levels will find the track interesting and challenging, but not undoable. Skilled riders will easily overcome the technical and more challenging sections.